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WW2 Orientation Film "Occupation Soldier"


Published 1946


War Department Orientation Film # OF-22. No description from the National Archives. Film catalog description: "This film stresses the job of the occupation soldier in Germany, with emphasis on a 'be firm but fair' Policy. This film depicts the problems facing the soldier in Germany and offers a solution to the question of what attitude he should have toward the Germans."
National Archives Identifier: 36083

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Run time 7 minutes 32 seconds
Producer United States. Army
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
Language English

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Reviewer: DES_Toronto - favoritefavorite - May 11, 2013
Subject: addressed to U.S. soldiers, rather idealized about the occupation
This is a film shown to U.S. soldiers about to be sent to occupy Germany at the end of World War II. It is mostly common sense advice about "educating" Germans for democracy. We of later generations who watch it will find nothing of the dark side of the occupation, of its harshness, the enforced hunger, the terrible displacement of populations, and the Nazis who were allowed to slip through the cracks because they were useful. It should be supplemented with some reading about this period.
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